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Dead Pool Round 108: The Sun is ‘ot!

Unkawill wins a second time with Barbara Bush, bless her heart. America’s mom. Everyone always remarked how much older she looked than George H.W. I assume she knew and wonder if it bothered her.

I shall gloss over the indecency of her critics this week.

Time for a new round. Are we ready?

0. Rule Zero (AKA Steve’s Rule): your pick has to be living when picked. Also, nobody whose execution date is circled on the calendar. Also, please don’t kill anybody. Plus (Pupster’s Rule) no picking someone who’s only famous for being the oldest person alive.

1. Pick a celebrity. Any celebrity — though I reserve the right to nix picks I never heard of (I don’t generally follow the Dead Pool threads carefully, so if you’re unsure of your pick, call it to my attention).

2. We start from scratch every time. No matter who you had last time, or who you may have called between rounds, you have to turn up on this very thread and stake your claim.

3. Poaching and other dirty tricks positively encouraged.

4. Your first choice sticks. Don’t just blurt something out, m’kay? Also, make sure you have a correct spelling of your choice somewhere in your comment. These threads get longish and I use search to figure out if we have a winner.

5. It’s up to you to search the thread and make sure your choice is unique. I’m waayyyy too lazy to catch the dupes. Popular picks go fast.

6. The pool stays open until somebody on the list dies. Feel free to jump in any time. Noobs, strangers, drive-bys and one-comment-wonders — all are welcome.

7. If you want your fabulous prize, you have to entrust me with a mailing address. If you’ve won before, send me your address again. I don’t keep good records.

8. The new DeadPool will begin 6pm WBT (Weasel’s Blog Time) the Friday after the last round is concluded.

The winner, if the winner chooses to entrust me with a mailing address, will receive an Official Certificate of Dick Winning and a small original drawing on paper suffused with elephant shit particles. Because I’m fresh out of fairy shit particles.


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: April 20, 2018, 6:00 pm

John McCain – C’mon, you evil bastard, win me the dick!

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: April 20, 2018, 6:00 pm

George H. W. Bush, 93, 41st President of the United States, widower

Comment from LesterIII
Time: April 20, 2018, 6:00 pm

Herman Wouk.
“Remember this, if you can: there is nothing, nothing more precious than time. You probably feel you have a measureless supply of it, but you haven’t. Wasted hours destroy your life just as surely at the beginning as at the end; only in the end it becomes more obvious.”

Comment from RushBabe
Time: April 20, 2018, 6:01 pm

Doris Day

Comment from Ben
Time: April 20, 2018, 6:02 pm

William ‘The Shat’ Shatner

Comment from gebrauchshund
Time: April 20, 2018, 6:03 pm

Kirk Douglas

What can’t go on forever…won’t

Comment from Janna
Time: April 20, 2018, 6:04 pm

Olivia DeHavalind

Comment from thefritz
Time: April 20, 2018, 6:10 pm

Henry Kissinger

Comment from p2
Time: April 20, 2018, 6:29 pm

phil the greek….. aka prince phillip

Comment from catnip
Time: April 20, 2018, 6:34 pm

Childrens’ author, Beverly Cleary

Comment from Mrs_DurnedYankee
Time: April 20, 2018, 6:43 pm

Burt Reynolds.
hah, I got it!

Comment from gromulin
Time: April 20, 2018, 6:43 pm

Dame Vera Lynn

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: April 20, 2018, 6:46 pm

My usual, little Ruthie Bader Ginsburg.
As I check her rulings one more time to see why I’m hoping for a little schadenfreude.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: April 20, 2018, 6:46 pm

Miriam Moskovitz — Commie, Traitor, Ex-Felon….

Comment from Hutch
Time: April 20, 2018, 7:32 pm

Joanne Woodward

Comment from Mad Ivan
Time: April 20, 2018, 7:59 pm

@thefritz –

Drats! You poacher, you! 😀

I call Harvey Weinstein again.

Comment from Montenegro
Time: April 20, 2018, 9:08 pm

Carl Reiner

Comment from Mrs Gunz
Time: April 20, 2018, 9:18 pm

Jimmy Carter, just because.

Comment from sassamon
Time: April 20, 2018, 9:18 pm

For this round I will again choose the Ding Dong Gentleman, Leslie Phillips. Comic actor Who has been in over 150 films and television shows. Known early in his career for the Carry On and the Doctor film series.

Portrayed many “Lechery Toffs” throughout his long career

Memorable phrase “Ding Dong, you’re not wrong”


Another early example of Leslie’s work is the 1957 film “The Smallest Show On Earth”:


Comment from ea in ga
Time: April 20, 2018, 9:53 pm

James Comey

Comment from tonycc
Time: April 20, 2018, 10:21 pm

I have a feeling Bob Barker is about to make this world a bit better.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: April 20, 2018, 10:32 pm

Madeline Albright….saw her on a show the other day and the husband said “ I thought she’d been dead for a decade”

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: April 20, 2018, 10:45 pm

Switching it up again and picking Angela Lansbury.

Old Age She Wrote.

Comment from The Neon Madman
Time: April 20, 2018, 10:53 pm

Richard Cole, last of the Doolittle Raiders.

Comment from Pablo
Time: April 20, 2018, 10:57 pm

Roberta McCain. You’re 106, Bobbie! What could you possibly have to live for?

Comment from RimrockR
Time: April 20, 2018, 11:02 pm

Chuck Yeager

Comment from Pupster
Time: April 20, 2018, 11:13 pm

Korvettenkapitän Reinhard Hardegen

Germany’s last surviving U-Boat Captain.


Comment from unkawill
Time: April 20, 2018, 11:21 pm

Former first lady Carter

Comment from Spad13
Time: April 21, 2018, 12:56 am

Dan Rather

Comment from Bob
Time: April 21, 2018, 1:13 am

Nancy Pelosi (I can hope, can’t I?)

Comment from Davem123
Time: April 21, 2018, 3:01 am

Prince Charles. To save the monarchy, if nothing else.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: April 21, 2018, 4:07 am

Going out in left field: Liu Kuo-sung, renowned Taiwanese painter (co-founder of the “Fifth Moon Group” of Chinese modernist painters; his paintings sell for five to six figures; he’s had awards, exhibitions, and visiting professorships all over Taiwan and China, and the US and Japan and Europe).

Comment from weaselwannabe
Time: April 21, 2018, 5:01 am

Raúl Castro

Comment from platypuss
Time: April 21, 2018, 12:28 pm

Roberta Flack….Softly.

Comment from Mrs Carl
Time: April 21, 2018, 12:56 pm

Clive James

Comment from Cindermutha
Time: April 21, 2018, 1:44 pm

George Soros. Hell is waiting

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: April 21, 2018, 2:14 pm

Stan Lee, since Infinity War is coming out this week.

Comment from BJM
Time: April 21, 2018, 5:30 pm

I must say, sterling choices this week.

I’m going with one of the Boys from Bechtel*; George P. Shultz.

*Yes, Rolling Stone was just as annoying, partisan, and lame in 1982 as it is today.

Comment from dustoffmom
Time: April 21, 2018, 6:58 pm

James Baker, former Sec’y of State

Comment from Eirik
Time: April 21, 2018, 7:28 pm

Robert Mugabe. Out of power, but still an old monster.

Comment from Mr. Dave
Time: April 21, 2018, 10:19 pm

Ramsey Clark, old commie AG for LBJ.

Comment from Nana1
Time: April 21, 2018, 11:19 pm

Dick Cheney

Comment from currently
Time: April 22, 2018, 12:34 am

Willie Nelson

Comment from spunkus
Time: April 22, 2018, 1:09 am

Jerry Maren -The Last of The Munchkins

Comment from Capt. Kranky
Time: April 22, 2018, 1:20 am

Pope Francis, God is getting tired of this Pope’s BS

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: April 22, 2018, 1:21 am

Not with ANY happy anticipation, because I fear that her death will end the last link with English/British civilization and culture, but I sadly predict that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will pass soon. Besides getting older, both she and Prince Phillip are withdrawing from official duties. A few days ago the last of her beloved corgis had to be put down due to cancer, and the loss of a pet has great bad effects on health for the elderly. I would really prefer to lose to DaveM123, because the ascension of Prince Charles WILL be the end of England. Sadly, yesterday, he was named as the next head of the Commonwealth.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: April 22, 2018, 2:53 am

Subotai Bahadur: Dont write her off yet:

1 Her mother lived to 102.
2 She’s a young 92.
3 She still has 4 dogs including 2 Corgis which she adopted when their owner died
4 She still goes horse back riding.

But once she’s gone, I dont think people will put up with the royal family much longer. Maybe, Charlotte & George & a baby to be designated later, can mount a charm offensive.

Comment from Dantes
Time: April 22, 2018, 3:38 am

Mick Jagger.

Comment from JC
Time: April 22, 2018, 3:48 am

Paul Ehrlich once again. Hey. it’s Earth Day!

Comment from J.S.Bridges
Time: April 22, 2018, 5:26 am

Ah, yesss…congrats (of a sort) to unkawill, who’s now two-up on Sweasey’s “I Owe Ya One” listings (*sighhh*…I rilly was kinda-hopin’ Barb would out-live G.H.W., but – such was not to be…)…

Well – late (as per commonly the case), but not too late, to The Party – We’ll go with the ol’ standard, that Left-Coast Nasty Of Nasties, Red-Pants Janey (Insaney) Fonda, the Fonda Of Whom We Couldn’t Be Less Fond-‘O…Somewhere out there, there’s a SanFran cable-car with her name on it – in lights…c’mon, Janey-gal, step right out there an’ take it head-on – guarandamnteed to clear yer sinuses right out!!

If’n I can’t get it this time – let’s all hope for DurnedYankee to ring the bell…would dearly love to see ol’ Ruthie Ginsberg to go toes-up an’ room-temp-or-less, thereby giving another SCOTUS selection to POTUS Trump…

Comment from dissent555
Time: April 22, 2018, 6:43 pm

Man I got nuthin’. And I’m way late.

David Hasselhoff again.

Comment from PatAZ
Time: April 22, 2018, 8:43 pm

Sonia Sotomayor. A diabetic incident in Jan and now a fall with broken shoulder. Things come in threes, right?

Comment from naleta
Time: April 23, 2018, 1:56 am

Michigan moonbat Michael Moore.

I hate that he’s from my home state.

Comment from Malcolm Kirkpatrick
Time: April 23, 2018, 6:11 am

Jiang Zemin. The 21st century’s most productive mass murderer.

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: April 23, 2018, 6:22 pm

Long Live the Queen.
I may be a nasty colonial by birth, but I like the old gal a great deal.

Comment from Formerly known as Skeptic
Time: April 23, 2018, 7:50 pm

“Everyone always remarked how much older she looked than George H.W.”

I read that she went prematurely grey when their 3 year old daughter was dying of leukemia. That was 1953, so she was only about 28 years old at the time.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: April 23, 2018, 10:02 pm

The Queen was out horseback riding, today, so I think she is doing fine.

Comment from thefritz
Time: April 23, 2018, 10:50 pm

George H.W. was just admitted to critical care in a Houston hospital…

Comment from little sister
Time: April 24, 2018, 2:31 am

The disHonorable John Paul Stevens

Comment from gulliblepratt
Time: April 24, 2018, 5:53 am

Mel “Hitler. There was a painter. He could paint an entire apartment in one afternoon. Two coats!” Brooks

Comment from Conchi
Time: April 25, 2018, 2:29 am

Wishful thinking Jerry brown

Comment from bikeboy
Time: April 27, 2018, 5:21 pm

Jerry Lee Lewis

Comment from weaselwannabe
Time: April 30, 2018, 6:52 am

Bill Clinton

Comment from bogie
Time: May 2, 2018, 1:11 am

Teri Garr

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: May 2, 2018, 10:36 am

Terri Garr on Gene Wilder:


Comment from Carl
Time: May 5, 2018, 8:26 pm

Sir Alex Ferguson – former Manchester United manager.

Comment from Steve
Time: May 8, 2018, 9:42 pm

Well, Norman Lloyd is certainly old enough.

I think I will go with him.

Comment from KMM
Time: May 9, 2018, 9:49 pm

Dick Van Dyke

Comment from Sk.Y M-39
Time: May 10, 2018, 10:57 am

Late again… Going with Ed Asner…

Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: May 12, 2018, 10:19 am

Well, this IS vexing, everyone of note seems to have been selected!

Comment from frotto
Time: May 14, 2018, 5:20 pm

John Kerry
Pass the ketchup. The Mossad will deal with him.

Comment from steve
Time: May 14, 2018, 5:25 pm


No one has claimed Margot Kidder….

Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: May 14, 2018, 11:44 pm

Margot Kidder has passed at age 69. No dick for Margot *frown*


Comment from Ric Fan
Time: May 15, 2018, 12:03 am

It’s the curse of Superman!

Comment from Steve
Time: May 15, 2018, 3:24 pm

Tom Wolfe, 87. R.I.P.

Comment from Matt Harris
Time: May 17, 2018, 3:11 pm

George Deukmejian – two times Republican Governor of California died.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: May 23, 2018, 11:06 am

Phillip Roth, author, died. I was thinking a few days ago – is that guy ever going to die? I use to be a big fan but he went off his rocker decades ago.

Didnt know George Deukmejian died. We use to have very good conservative governors in this state then it all went to shit.

Comment from RushBabe
Time: June 5, 2018, 5:07 pm

Kate Spade, 55, found dead in apartment. Apparent suicide.



Comment from bogie
Time: June 7, 2018, 12:23 pm

Looks like spunkus wins this edition of the Dead Pool.

“Actor Jerry Maren, the green-clad tough guy of the Lollipop Guild who famously handed Dorothy (Judy Garland) a giant lollipop in the 1939 film classic “The Wizard of Oz,” has died at 98.”

Comment from thefritz
Time: June 7, 2018, 1:20 pm

That makes me a little sad….

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